Execs 'Didn't Get' Thicke's 'Blurred Lines,' Refused to Fund Video

Lara Spencer explains what has people buzzing on the "GMA" Pop News Heat Index.
2:19 | 08/09/13

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Transcript for Execs 'Didn't Get' Thicke's 'Blurred Lines,' Refused to Fund Video
Happy friday to you. Now, forget blurred lines. Record executives must have had cotton balls in their ears, even though it's the longest running number one song on the charts. When robin thick played the song for his record company, they, quote, didn't get it. So much, they didn't pay for the sexy music video, that many of us are seen. It was remini martin that funded the controversial video. And once the record company saw that, well then, they were sold. The video has now been viewed more than 128 million times on youtube. The album debuted at number one this week. I'll bet their seeing straight. How could you not know it was going to be a hit? It's so catchy. It's a great song. He's been o. He's a great guy. Almost as catchy as the love boat. All right. The iconic dress of one of tv's true legends has been auctioned off in hollywood. Lucille ball's beloved polka-dot dress on "i love lucy." It was bought by a fan for $168,000 for that brown and pink number. She wore it in a scene, where she's horsing around with ethel and fred and ricky ricardo. It's been airing somewhere in the world ever since. It's never stopped playing on tv since it began. And that, my friends, is -- a great piece of memorabilia. It was fun to see it in color. It was fun to see in a. Yeah. And fun to be brought by our lucille ball. Thanks, I think. And did you hear the one about the airline passenger who wa trying to sleep while a comic barraged him with jokes. Virgin atlantic will be offering live standup acts on certain flights. The comedians will be, quote, rising stars, practicing new material. Nothing says relax more than that. It's called the mile-high comedy club. I didn't make it up. It's part of richard branson's effort to, quote, revolutionize flying. Okay. A comedy hour on the plane. Wakka, wakka, wakka. That is news to samuel j.'S

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